(continued from the previous post)
There are thousands upon thousands of blogs out there, some worth reading, others less so, but all part of an ongoing exchange of ideas that would not have been possible just a few years ago. Blogs encourage individual voices in ways that internet bulletin boards don’t--bulletin boards tend to be dominated by the loudest and most forceful voices, while blogs encourage a single writer to develop ideas and arguments in a more considered manner than is possible on bulletin boards, while simultaneously encouraging dialog with readers and other bloggers. Marshall, Sullivan, and Kaus represent the blogosphere's surface; they rarely note the numerous conversations that are bubbling below them (Reynolds's Instapundit, again, is an exception--he links to bloggers big and small). Individually, blogs like mine may not be important, but collectively I think they do make a difference in the way a small but significant portion of the population sees and thinks about the world.
Here's a quick link roundup:
Original story in the Star
My initial, critical reaction
My notation of the Star's follow-up
Jeff Cooper's original post on the article
My follow-up noting the source article the Star updated and skippy's criticism of same
Mention in The Hoosier Review
Jeff Cooper's recent follow-up
The Courier-Journal version
Update: Dodd takes notice and a justified swipe at the C-J for not bothering to Google Louisville bloggers.